Professional Tattoo Removal in Reno

New PicoSure® 532 nm Wavelength Technology in Reno

PicoSure® 532 nm wavelength is designed to more effectively treat red, orange, and yellow tattoo ink colors.

PicoSure® is the world’s first aesthetic picosecond laser, widely recognized for its technology leadership, unmatched clinical versatility, and proven performance. Recent PicoSure® innovations such as Boost™ Adjustable Pressure and FOCUS™ Lens Array have enabled clinical applications and revenue expansion opportunities not available with any other laser system. The 532 nm wavelength is now FDA cleared and will be available with new systems and as an upgrade to existing PicoSure® customers. PicoSure® is the only picosecond laser platform with a combination 755 nm / 532 nm wavelength option to treat the full color spectrum of tattoo inks.

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Why Choose PicoSure ®?

Answer: For Better Tattoo Clearance in Fewer Treatments

Until the launch of PicoSure®, Q-switch lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-switch laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. Now with PicoSure®, ultrashort pulses (one trillionth of a second in length!) hit the ink particle with a pressure so great, the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles. Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. This can mean better clearance of the tattoo and fewer treatments overall!

Every tattoo is unique and contains different colors and different volumes of ink. It’s important to speak with Dr. James E. Murphy, M.D., FACS to find out how many treatments you may need, and what to expect.

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Skin Revitalization — Traditional Vs PicoSure Laser in Reno, NV

Picosecond Versus Nanosecond Technology

Traditional nanosecond lasers predominately rely on photothermal action, delivering heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue. PicoSure® takes advantage of PressureWave™ technology to shatter the target ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body. Ultrashort pulse duration is the difference:

  • Picosecond pulse width is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology
  • Only ultrashort pulse durations trigger photomechanical effect
  • With this short pulse width, half the fluence is required compared to Q-switched nanosecond lasers

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Tattoo Regret? You’re Not Alone!

Did you know 20% of people regret their tattoo? That’s one in five! The number is astounding, but not surprising. There was a 43% increase in the number of tattoos removed in 2012, and 40% of people cited employment concerns as a reason for having their tattoo removed.

If you are unhappy with your tattoo, it is time to take charge of your body and talk to our practice about tattoo removal. For more information, you can call our practice at (775) 322-3446 or request your consultation online

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice for nearly two decades. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla Español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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